The 3rd chapter of the Frames live at Whelans from Myles O’Reilly and Arbutus Yarns is now up at the site. The full concert film will be screened near the end of January for charity. We’ll keep you posted of when and where!
In February, Glen will be heading out for an “intimate evening of career spanning songs & stories” North American Winter Tour of theaters mostly in the southeastern & midwestern US. His touring band will be some of the players from Rhythm & Repose – Brad Albetta on bass, Thomas Bartlett on keys & Rob Moose on strings. Check out the announcement at his site and find a bit more info here.
Tickets go on sale this Friday the 7th and you can find those ticket links here on our site if you fancy.
The Frames’ fifth studio album Burn The Maps turns 10 years old in Ireland on 17 September (worldwide release was later in February 2005). We’ll be sharing some of our favorite track by track videos/audio over social media the next few days and adding them here as we go along as well.
First track is Happy– here performed on RTE’s The View on 14 September 2004.
and again from a gig at Metro Theatre in Sydney in 2007 (gig page here).
This is Finally performed at the infamous Halloween Ball gig at the Mansion House in Dublin.
Then in early 2005 when Burn The Maps was released worldwide, the band played Finally on the Carson Daly Show.
The 3rd track on Burn The Maps is Dream Awake. The band made an official video for this song & we’ve also included a live performance we really like from Pinkpop Festival 2005.
Track 4 from Burn The Maps is A Caution To The Birds. We took our name from this song, not because it’s our favorite, but because we thought it sounded cool and appropriate for what we do here. We do love it though. Anyway, here’s a version from the Lowlands Festival in 2006.
And here’s a version we really love from Lollapalooza 2006. The Frames open the set with it and Glen comments on the weather, hoping it will rain. Click to listen: A Caution To The Birds – Lollapalooza 2005
Unfortunately we have nothing to share for Track 5 on BTM, Trying. Instead, here’s the album review Peter Murphy wrote for Hot Press.
The Frames’ big hit single Fake is the 6th track on Burn The Maps – here’s a version tagged with Bob Marley’s No Woman, No Cry from the Parkpop Festival in the Netherlands 2007.
Track #7 is the slow burner “Sideways Down” – here we go back to the Mansion House on Halloween. You can also grab a copy of the CD single w/”Me & My Boyfriend” and “How Many Times” at the Frames shop here.
Underglass comes up at #8 – here ’tis from the Paradiso in Amsterdam during the band’s 20th anniversary tour in 2010. Bonus “Friends & Foe”
Number 9 Burn The Maps is Ship Caught In The Bay. Here’s something cool & different – a dance troupe in Seoul recently performed a piece to the song.
“This is a song about setting fire to your house and walking away…” – Keepsake is track 10. We love this version from a gig at Melkweg in Amsterdam. You can watch the full, dark November set from this show that aired on 3Voor12 here (includes “Turbit” as the opening song).
Track #11 is Suffer In Silence. All we can offer is an audio recording from a solo show Glen Hansard did in Bitterzoet in Amsterdam September 2011. Click to listen.
Click through for lots of videos from that set as well (Plateau, Lies, Leave, Perfect Opening Line, Stars Are Underground & more….).
Locusts is the final track on Burn The Maps. Here’s a live version from the Eurosonic Festival in January 2004. Click to listen.
Thanks for following along on our little BTM anniversary throwback tour!
Myles O’Reilly & his crew have produced the first of 3 video installments from The Frames’ one-off appearance at Whelan’s in honor of the club’s 25th anniversary. A full length of the gig will be released sometime in 2015 as part of the band’s 25th anniversary (!!). Check it out here at the Arbutus Yarns website.
Glen, Graham, Rob, Joe, Justin, Michael, Curtis, Ronan, and Rob M (and Simon, Leon, Gerry & Mic!) just finished up their week-long 5 gig tour in America. We have finished gig pages for most of the shows over here & stay tuned for one from the Hollywood Bowl soon. Speaking of, Graham took over the Zildjian Company’s Instagram on the day of the Hollywood gig, have a look!
As of now, Glen’s next show is at this Brassland Records event at the National Concert Hall in Dublin in December. Rob & Joe will be joining Marketa Irglova on her North American & European tours this Fall in support of her new record, Muna, coming out in September. You can find all of those dates here.